Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Arethusa, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0460.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Arethusa to left, with crown of grain leaves, earring and bead necklace; hair in roll.
Around head, three dolphins.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, holding goad in reins.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund